HP Dumping Tablet and Phone Products, webOS on Hold

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wow what a waste of money

Not really. In a capitalist society, lots of companies tries different directions and the market dumps the loser idea quickly because it doesn't sell. If you think that was a waste of money, you should try communism.
 

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[citation][nom]emperorxyz[/nom]wow what a waste of moneyNot really. In a capitalist society, lots of companies tries different directions and the market dumps the loser idea quickly because it doesn't sell. If you think that was a waste of money, you should try communism.[/citation]

no, it was a waste of money. 1.2 billion for a lost cause is a waste of money no matter what sort of government/society is in place.
 

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Looks like HP is taking a page of of Microsoft's handbook. Do a lousy job on a product in a new environment, completely unsupport it, do zero advertising, give consumers no good reason why they should buy it, and make consumers afraid they will discontinue supporting it and then wonder why it fails. At least Apple goes with their gut and tries to make consumers see why they should have the product they are selling. HP and Microsoft just let the product die.
 

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[citation][nom]emperorxyz[/nom]wow what a waste of moneyNot really. In a capitalist society, lots of companies tries different directions and the market dumps the loser idea quickly because it doesn't sell. If you think that was a waste of money, you should try communism.[/citation]

Wow, where'd you pull that argument from? Maybe you should protest the current communist wave by forfeiting your pension and health care. And put buckets of water around your house in case a fire breaks loose because unionized firefighters will be the end of America.
 
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Google could buy the Palm OS for it's software patents, but it would alienate the Android developers.
 

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i was curious so i check wikipedia and HP just released there tablet at the beginning of july of this year so yea big waste of money

from wikipedia:

he HP TouchPad was launched on July 1, 2011, in the US, and July 15 in Canada, UK, France, and Germany
 
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It may be a waste of money, but it would be an even bigger waste of money to "stay the course", as G-dub Bush taught us we should do...
 

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THey are giving up too early. Don't let apple win the game.
WebOS is a better OS.

The HP CEO should get a brain transplant, obviously his is not working.

People are short of money, the markets suck right now, and Apple somehow has a grip on the dumb people. HP need to make a more of an impression to take away some of Apples market share. Most people are short of money right now because they got sucked in an Apple crappy product (I was one of them). Eventually people will wake up and sell off their crappy Apple Ipad (with no usb port/unless crap device) on craigslist, and want to buy a more useful tablet.
Since Apple has an hate on for Samsung tablets, someone eneds to be left standing to give it to Apple up the A*S.


Its funny, don't businesses try to compete any more? Instead they give up too quick for a product that wasn't marketed well and that no one knows how to use yet. Apple could of gave up in the days they had crappy apps, but they hung on and now there is 1 million+ apps (i am sure of it). Investments don't pay off if you give up to soon. It like going to a casino to gamble a penny and giving up if the penny didint win.
 

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I can't recall seeing a single ad for these. How do they expect people to buy a product if they don't even know that it exists?
 

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How did they get such a retarded CEO in?

Are they hiring from the looney bin?



All that CEO wants to do is sell stuff off, make brain dead investors happy (temporarily), then make a company thats sell nothing, meanwhile making a big bonus that he doesn't deserve, as well as siphoning off $$$ from the sales of core businesses.


If HP PC business is sold off, then it would loose its branding, and the new business would be worthless, also a lot of people bundle a pc with a printer, so basically this would effect their printer sales. In a way, having HP have a pc in 17.5% (of new computers), is a lot, and they control 17.5% (they can preload shit, dictate what software is on whos pc, use its share in the PC market to influence new buyers). 17.5% is a lot of power if used in the right hands.

I for one would stop buying HP computers/laptops if they not HP, because that would just be another chinese brand then.


I am all about brands. Most people are all about brands. (THis is why Apple exists)


Anyways, its hard to up sell customers and/or have a market influence when not everyone is using your products anymore. Having a large market share, means that everyone knows the HP brand, and it has big benefits.

 

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They'll be back with Window 8 for ARM tablets & cute little fones with Window 8 for ARM, for those who wasted money on XP fones running Atom...
 

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Pretty dumb to do this so early,

They are not holding on to it long enough... considering the number of people that are going to buy a tablet this Christmas, they should have done a Christmas blitz and then decide.

eg: Undercut everyone, and see if it pans out with some market share, because then they could make it up in their market place.

egg: Go for some quality control, look at the best apps in the app store, charge $2 for them, and make the developers and themselves 2x the profit.

I would pay 2 dollars for each quality app just so I didn't have to wade through all the shit on the Apple store.

Ah well... I was seriously looking at an HP tablet for a November purchase.
 
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